Posted April 10 2012 - 09:39 AM
All of your equipment have HDMI ports, so all you "need" is a receiver with two HDMI ports to lug in the DVD-R and tuner. Speakers are tied to the receiver and you audio preferences, not the equipment you have, So the question becomes what do you want? What are you using it for (movies/music), how loud to you want it? How big is your room? How much do you value simplicity over performance? And on and on. As you answer some questions, other will present themselves. To give you some idea, if all you want to do is liven up the TV sound a notch you could add a soundbar with HDMI inputs. It's not my cup of tea, but it serves some people well. Price is usually around $200. If you'd like a taste of surround sound, but don't really want any bells and whistles or higher end audio, you can go with a entry level, but decent Home Theater in a Box. Onkyo makes these with "real" receivers, so you aren't accepting manu of the limitations of low-end HTIBs. Price is usually around $350. From there you move into separates (receiver, spreakers, maybe sub all purchased separately). Price goes from $450 to as much as you can spend.